As a parent or carer of a child or young person with a complex disability, you will probably be familiar with the term “multi-disciplinary” in the context of therapy support. What exactly does it mean?
What is a multi-disciplinary approach?
A multi-disciplinary approach, also known as “transdisciplinary practice” involves allied health professionals from difference disciplines working together to provide integrated support based on individual needs.
At Xavier, this may involve Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists and/or Music Therapists.
Families play an important role too as they bring valuable knowledge and expertise about their child.
How does it work?
Allied health professionals on the team will work with the family and, where appropriate, with input from others involved in health support and/or education (for example childcare, school, medical professionals), to set appropriate goals and plan how therapy supports will be delivered.
How can I access transdisciplinary practice from Xavier?
If you are interested in finding out more about Xavier providing a transdisciplinary approach, please speak to one of your Xavier therapists (Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist or Music Therapist) or call us to discuss your options and the suitability of this approach for your child.